Free Downloads
Artistic Scroll Saw Patterns & Projects

Use a variety of new, unusual, and artistic designs and patterns to make big yard art or wall decorations, or small jewelry items, boxes, or furniture decorations. Patterns are organized into categories such as Flowers, Birds, Sea and Water Life, and Animals. Humorous and hobby-related designs are included, as well as Southwest Designs and Designs for Metal.

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Sterling (December 31, 1997)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 080699424X

ISBN-13: 978-0806994246

Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces

Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,565,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #93 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Tools #2248 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Projects #41860 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies

Again Patrick Spielman makes it almost impossible to chose which scroll saw project to make. His patterns have always made my work easey for me, they are clear and well drawn and I have never been let down by any of the Spielman books. In this book he brought me a project that I love. It was an elephants tusk with several elephants cut out inside. I cut it out of 3/4" maple and it looks like ivory. I hope you will enjoy these patterns as much as I do.

This was one book that I wouldn't have bought if I had "browsed" thru it in a book store. We are new to scrollsawing and therefore were buying various pattern books for ideas and such. The word "artistic" in this book's title should have tipped me off; the majority of the patterns are quite "artsy" by which I mean they are a little too odd for me; pretty modern stuff. I seem to favor patterns like those of Judy Gale Roberts.

The patterns are definitely different & there are several that I want to tackle. Unfortunately, there are almost no instructions. Some of the color photos give a little info, such as wood type used & thickness. The items that I am most interested in, however, don't give me nearly enough to get started. There is a great-looking dragon table, but no construction info. The metal pieces say they are cut from copper, but not what thickness. It does say at the beginning of the book that woodworking instructions are covered in previous books , and at the end there is a very good 6 page review of other books by the author. I'm sure once I know what I'm doing, I will enjoy using this book.

This book is not for the novice. The patterns have a very modern flair/artistic look. I have completed several of the patterns to date and will do many more in the future. This book is not intended to be a how-to-do-it book. That is the major reason people have not given it better reviews.

This book included some interesting patterns with a modern flare that really caught my eye. I was very excited about using my scroll saw with metal, but my enthusiasm has been squelched by the lack of instruction! Patrick Spielman and Dan Kihl failed to include sufficient information for attempting the projects. They failed to indicate what thickness of metal should be used for the various projects as well as any detail regarding preparation for the patina finishes. I would give this book 3 stars for being the only book I found with a modern patterns, but unfortunately the patterns are of no use to me without sufficient instruction. I am glad that I now know that I can use my scroll saw for metal projects, but again I am disappointed that I will now need to buy another book to complete the metal projects from this book!

Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw, Second Edition: Newly Revised & Expanded, Now 50 Projects in Wood (Scroll Saw Woodworki) Artistic Scroll Saw Patterns & Projects Crochet: Easy Crochet Patterns: Crochet Patterns for Beginners (Crochet: Step by Step Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Easy Crochet Patterns, Crochet Patterns for Beginners, and Crochet Projects) Scroll Saw Segmentation: Patterns, Projects & Techniques Scroll Saw Shelf Patterns Christmas Scroll Saw Patterns Scroll Saw by Land, Sea & Air: 46 Ready-to-Cut Patterns for Trains, Ships, Planes and Cars Scroll Saw Puzzle Patterns Multi-Use Collapsible Basket Patterns: Over 100 Designs for the Scroll Saw Scroll Saw Silhouette Patterns Victorian Scroll Saw Patterns Southwest Scroll Saw Patterns Scroll Saw Holiday Patterns Classic Fretwork Scroll Saw Patterns Spielman's Original Scroll Saw Patterns Scroll Saw Country Patterns Scroll Saw Basketweave Projects DIY Woodworking Projects: 20 Easy Woodworking Projects For Beginners: (Woodworking Projects to Make with Your Family, Making Fun and Creative Projects, ... projects, wooden toy plans, wooden ships) Arm Knitting: 24 Simple and Popular Arm Knitting Patterns: ( Modern Crochet, Knitting Projects, Cochet Projects, DIY Projects, Crochet For Beginners, Crochet ... Tunisian Crochet,Make Money With Crochet)) Holiday Scroll saw Music Boxes